Wednesday 28 March 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation

This week's challenge (found here) is all about New Life and New Beginnings - if you go and check out the challenge details you will find a huge amount of choice waiting there.
Recently whilst tidying and sorting I came across a pretty little sentiment and decide to use it for a card today - take a look

It's a beautiful sentiment and perfect for the challenge this week.
Hope this inspires you to have a go - all the details on how I made this card can be found on my blog here - Jacqueline.

Spring Fold Card - Top 3

Hello all - thank you so much to those crafters out there brave enough to take up the challenge of the Spring Fold card - here are our top 3 favourites

Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.

Monday 26 March 2012

MMM - Week 42

Morning all and welcome to week 42 at Make My Monday. This is our final week for our SPRING theme and we are giving you the challenge of creating something involving
Now this could be a number of things: Easter (New Life in the church), New Baby (human or animal - think lambs, chicks or bunnies), A New Life Together or even a New Home. Please make sure though that it follows our Spring theme.
Now take a look at what the DT have created for your viewing this week

Guest DT - Victoria



Suzi B

Wednesday 21 March 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Spring Flowers

Spring is in the air folks and all around us there are signs of new life and colour. Just head on down to your local garden centre and you will see pots of daffs,tulips and hyacinths. One of my favourite spring blooms is the pansy and you may have noticed that these featured this week on my Spring Fold card. Today I thought I would share with you how I made them.

This is my inspiration for today's flowers - a two-coloured pansy.
 I used the Stampin' Up butterfly punch although the flower could also be made using a flower punch or by drawing free-hand and cutting out the shapes.
This picture shows the stages involved in making the petals. Start with 21/2 butterfly shapes, cut the two whole ones in half and trim two to make smaller petals.
 Using ink and a sponge shade the petals - this is where the photographs come in handy.
At this point you may wish to add a little glitter to the centres of the top two petals (In this photo they are the purple ones).
 The two smaller petals and the bottom petal have had their edges feathered. This is achieved by taking a bone folder or large round headed embossing tool and breaking down the fibres of the card stock. By firmly stroking the edges you can get a crinkly, ruffled look to them.
For each flower you will need a circle of card stock with a hole pierced through the middle.
This photo also shows you where you add your tape on the back of your petals.
Using this photo as a guide attach your petals to the circle - add a brad through the centre to finish.
You may also wish to add details to your flower such as veins.
This is how your pansy flower should now look.

Mother's Day / Thank You Card Top 3

Thank you for all your lovely entries to last week's challenge - here are our top 3




Congratulations ladies please fell free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.

Monday 19 March 2012

MMM - Week 41

Good morning all and welcome to week 41 at Make My Monday. We are celebrating SPRING throughout this month but this week we want you to go a step further and create for us a
You may remember that I did one of these a while ago and posted the tutorial so if you don't know how to make one click here - please remember to include the monthly theme in your creations.
To get more of an idea of what a Spring Fold Card is take a look at what the design team  have done for you this week

Guest DT - Victoria







Wednesday 14 March 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Thank You Card

This week's challenge is a choice - a Mother's Day card or a Thank You card and today I have a Thank You card to show you.
This card has been made using a whole load of scrap bits and pieces. The card is pre-scored (I do like my cards to be all the same size) however - all the card stock and paper for matting and layering is scrap pieces, the ribbon is from some gift packaging and the image is some left over from a printed page from a CD Rom. It is of course Spring related as it's daffodils and comes from the RHS CD Rom by Joanna Sheen. Please take a look

That's it for today - please scroll down for the latest top 3 winners and if this has inspired you to take part in our challenge this week you can find it here.

Spring Flowers - Top 3

Here are our favourites from last week's Spring Challenge




Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.

Monday 12 March 2012

Week 40

Morning all and welcome to week 40 at Make My Monday. We are continuing the SPRING theme and this week we are celebrating
Now I understand that this may not be suitable for all so you may prefer to make a
Which ever you choose please remember to follow the spring theme - thank you.
Here is some inspiration from the design team

Guest Designer - Victoria

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Meet our Guest Designer

I would like to start by saying a big ''Thank You'' to Meggymay for being last month's fantastic Guest Designer, please visit her blog - she is a hugely talented crafter.
This month our Guest is Victoria. There's not much on Victoria's blog at the moment as she has recently joined with Stampin' Up to become an independent demonstrator. However she has made a gorgeous gift box and matching card depicting Spring Flowers especially for our challenge this week - take a look

If you would like to be a Guest Designer on MMM all you need to do is enter our challenges - simples!
Our current challenge is here - please remember to follow both the monthly theme and weekly challenge and who knows in May this post might be all about you!.

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Flourishes and Diamonds Top 3

We had some fabulous flourishes and some dazzling diamonds last week - thank you ladies. Here are our top 3

Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winner badge from the side bar.

Our monthly winner for February and winner of the fabulous Marianne Designs prize is
Congratulations - please e-mail me on with your address and I will arrange delivery of your prize - Jacqueline 

Monday 5 March 2012

Week 39

Good morning all and welcome to Make My Monday challenge blog. It's a brand new month of challenges which we are hoping you will love under the heading of SPRING.
Our first challenge for you this week is
We would like to see daffs, tulips, bluebells, snowdrops - all those flowers that should be peeping up from underground around now.
Here is some inspiration from the design team

We have a fantastic Guest designer coming your way watch out for her later in the week.
Who would like to see their card on Facebook? Just like our page, enter the challenge and wait and see! Our Facebook badge is in the side bar.